What does Kaaba mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (Islam) The small and nearly cubical stone building in Mecca, holiest place of Islam, and also holy to pre-Islamic Arabian religions.
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The final pillar entails a pilgrimage, or hajj, to the Kaaba, the holy shrine in Mecca, that is to be made at least once in one's lifetime.
More than a dozen cranes still looked down on the Kaaba, as seen here, as the hajj got underway.
That is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying.
The kiswa is wrapped around the Kaaba and fixed to the ground with copper rings.
You can go to the kaaba and shun Allah, but you cannot be a Congressman and question the omnipotence of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
Pilgrims are required to circle the Kaaba seven times, counterclockwise, praying as they go.

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